ANKARA (Anadolu/PNA) – The 2021 US Open will see an all-teenage final in women’s singles as 18-year-old Emma Raducanu will play against 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez on Saturday.
UK’s Raducanu beat Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4 on Thursday in the semifinal held at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Earlier in the day, Fil-Canadian Fernandez booked her place in the final as she shocked Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka.
Unseeded Fernandez, who turned 19 this week, won the match with the sets of 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4. Her mother is a Canadian of Filipino descent.
It will be the first Grand Slam final of Raducanu and Fernandez.
The US Open said the champion will have the 2021 trophy and USD2.5 million money prize. The runner-up, meanwhile, will return home with USD1.25 million.
It will be the first all-teen US Open final since the 1999 edition of the major tournament when US national Serena Williams beat her Swiss opponent Martina Hingis to claim the title in New York. (Anadolu)